Tuesday, 4 October 2011

More on the 1911 Liverpool Transport Strike Centenary Conference

The 1911 Liverpool General Transport Strike Centenary Conference
SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER, 10am-6pm
LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY, 68 HOPE ST, L1 9BZ

**Tickets £5 waged / £3 unwaged from News From Nowhere bookshop, Bold St, L1 4HY** or email: 1911centenary@gmail.com

This history is your history...

Mass Strike, syndicalist firebrands, running battles with police and troops, middle class citizens militias, a gunboat sent up the Mersey and two strikers shot dead...
This was Liverpool in 1911. On the brink of revolution? A mythical or pivotal moment in the rise of a radical city? What 'lessons' are to be drawn from 1911 as we face the current crisis in 2011? This is history is your history... Speakers include... Bob Crow (RMT), John McDonnell MP, Eric Taplin (author of 'Near to Revolution'), Richard Hyman (LSE), Sam Davies (LJMU), Tony Mulhearn (ex-Liverpool 47 councillor), Charlie Kimber (SWP), Karen Hunt (Keele University)... and more.

The 1911 Liverpool General Transport Strike was the most significant episode in the stormy period of the 1910-14 Great Unrest when Edwardian Britain was shaken by mass strikes and open working class revolt. This revolt prepared the ground for mass trade unionism among workers. The history of 1911 is still relevant today as working people and their families face the greatest assault on living standards and public services since the 1930s.

Dear friend,

The programme for the 1911 centenary conference is now available, detailing the timings of the conference and the room allocations so you can plan your day and chose which sessions to attend. With less than a week to go we hope you are as excited as we are to commemorate such an inspiring and pivotal chapter in our history. Don't forget to book your tickets from News From Nowhere bookshop, Bold St, L1 4HY, or reserve them by replying to this email.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend...


In solidarity,
The team, 1911 @ 68 Hope St
For the programme, Email: 1911centenary@gmail.com

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